Report: Arsenal and Man City emerge as rivals for Spurs transfer target

Tottenham Hotspur were somewhat surprisingly linked with a move for the experienced Brazilian right-back Dani Alves earlier this week when journalist Duncan Castles claimed The Transfer Window Podcast that the North London club had made contact over a possible move.

The 36-year-old is currently a free agent after leaving Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season.

Alves certainly silenced any doubters that his best years may be behind when with his impressive performances for Brazil this summer in their successful Copa America campaign which saw him crowned as the player of the tournament (Marca).

Spanish news outlet Mundo Deportivo are now reporting that North London rivals Arsenal along with Manchester City are also keen on bringing Alves to England.

Alves was linked with a move to the Etihad two years ago which would have seen him reunited with his former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola, only for him to move to PSG who were at the time coached by Arsenal manager Unai Emery (Manchester Evening News).

With doubts over the future of both Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier (The Sun), Alves would certainly prove to be a short term solution to the issues we experienced at right-back last season.

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